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PatSloan
Virginia
Quilt Designer and Host of the only all Quilting Radio show, Fabric designer, teacher, author and obessed with quilting.. you too?
Interests: Quilting!
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People are collecting fabrics for my Free Mystery BOM "Vacation Time" and sharing what they have found at my online group, and it's not always for my project, you know how that goes!! Well Faye shared a Paris fabric and I about fainted, it was SO CUTE! Guess what arrived at my house, both colorways! Does Faye know me or what?? This is a Waverly print, and it's regular weight cotton, perfect... do you know why? First I love the balance of color. It's on white background, both colorways have black with green. The red rolls the red color from... Continue reading
Posted 8 hours ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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rachelle when you go to the entry page, you upload from your computer. There is no link needed.
And we are on Day 9 of my 12 Days of Giveaways!! I know you are starting to feel the holiday cheer, I'm seeing decorations, hearing the music, and you are having fun with the season (ok... so the cat climbed the tree again, you ran out of tape, and you can't find that special gift you hid in the house, .... let's shake it off and get going!) This year I bought a holiday tea towel and love it so much I don't want to use it! I'm thinking maybe it will go in a Christmas quilt I have... Continue reading
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And we are on Day 8 of my 12 Days of Giveaways!! The last giveaway will be right before Christmas.. and I may have a lucky #13 on New Years Eve.. so stay tuned! For my podcast I am lucky to work with a lot of different book publishers. The Fat Quarter shop has published several books and today they are Sponsoring this giveaway of Lori Holt books! The top booklet is about Granny Squares. I am a self taught crocheter and the Granny Square is what got me started! The bottom book is Lori's quilt along. Let's take a... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Error: Please contact the site admin. ITUNES subscription available - CLICK HERE To subscribe I was hooked by the title, Hand-Stitched Home. That seems to embody what so many of us feel about making things for our family, friends, and our home. Susan Beal is the author, and she writes at West Coast Crafty about all kinds of amazing topics. The fun thing about Susan's book is that it uses wool fabric in unique ways! http://westcoastcrafty.com/ Kerry Goulder like many of us, has sewn since she was little, starting with clothes for her dolls. She has taken that creative energy... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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I was hooked by the title, Hand-Stitched Home. That seems to embody what so many of us feel about making things for our family, friends, and our home. Susan Beal is the author, and she writes at West Coast Crafty about all kinds of amazing topics. The fun thing about... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Pat Sloan's Creative Talk Network
And we are on Day 7 of my 12 Days of Giveaways!! I put out a call to the universe, to the gods of missing items, to the merry little elves.. to help me find at least ONE of my Christmas tree skirts! I've designed several for magazines over the years but couldn't find them. AND my plea was heard!!! A year ago I must have found one and put it IN the ornament box.. I was SO HAPPY! An added treat this year is that my mom sent me a box of ornaments from when when i was little.... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Sandi you crack me up! I do like this style quilt to be more controlled in color, i think they are more restful that way... and the scraps multiply faster than rabbits!
This is going to be bed size for sure.. no border...
I love ALL your quilts!! wonderful!
I am not one to sew complicated things late at night. .... after about 10pm it better be pretty darn easy because I don't want to make a design decision or do anything with great accuracy. Thus was born the following project. My series called 'Scrap Happy Quilts' is ongoing (prior free patterns HERE). Earlier this year I went on 'THAT QUEST' to cut up my scraps.. i don't keep a lot of scraps so it was fairly quick going until I came to the messy fabric that needed ironing. let's just say those are still waiting. I did cut... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Rose Ober why can't you email me? pat@patsloan.com they all come to me. this is your email that i have chipper2728rs@aol.com is it correct? i just emailed you
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Day 6 of my 12 days of giveaways and a Craftsy class is my prize! Today I have a review and giveaway of a class by my friend and awesome freemotion quilt expert Leah Day. ALWAYS the #1 thing is that you want to do better, is quilt your own quilt! Leah had joined me on my radio show each month in 2013, and we learned a lot. Her classes are awesome Let's get to it! If you have ever seen Leah teach freemotion quilting, then you know she has a passion for sharing. Sharing that YOU CAN quilt your... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Day 5 of my 12 days of Giveaways is ALL about my very favorite scissors. I have been on a quest the last few years to find light weight, smooth cutting, high quality, and very reasonably priced scissors. I have found my match made in Heaven with the Havel Company!! If you have been in my workshops the last year or so, I've been passing and this pair of scissors and have converted almost everyone that has tried them. They are that awesome and amazing .... and... mmm.. is there another 'A+' word I can use? Well you just NEED... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Susan the entire BOM is done with PDF patterns... so you will have a very difficult time with the patterns as that is where the directions will be. if you can't open it, contact tech support, go to where you bought it, or change to your phone or big girl computer. Most libraries also have computers you can use and people to help you
I added a Q&A that I think answers everything for you! let me know if it doesn't!
Are you ready for some FUN in 2015? Join me for my FREE Mystery Block of the Month(BOM)! It's called VACATION TIME ... let me tell you how it works! FreeQuiltPatterns.info asked me to design, write, make and host this FREE to YOU Block of Month. We did it in 2014, called Globetrotting, did you love that one? This year the quilt is about the same size, and it's setting is different, but the concept is the same. From Jan to Sept 2015 I'll give you the pattern for a block in the quilt. October 2015 will be the final... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Error: Please contact the site admin. ITUNES subscription available - CLICK HERE To subscribe Antique quilts are the core of our heritage. I am always drawn to them and follow (or stalk) the curators, dealers and authors who write about antique quilts. Bob Shaw is a noted scholar, curator, and lecturer who has written several comprehensive books about quilts, some new and some antique. Such as Art Quilts: A Celebration, The Art Quilt, Hawaiian Quilt Masterpieces and American Quilts: The Democratic Art. His newest book is upgraded version of the American Quilts book, which has been out of print. I'm... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
Antique quilts are the core of our heritage. I am always drawn to them and follow (or stalk) the curators, dealers and authors who write about antique quilts. Bob Shaw is a noted scholar, curator, and lecturer who has written several comprehensive books about quilts, some new and some antique.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Creative Talk Network
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Day 4 of my 12 days of Giveaways is ALL about Fabric.. YOU like fabric right?? Good! We can be GREAT Friends! The other day I shared a true confession at Instagram ... I just bought Christmas Fabric.. serious... I will NOT be making that project up this December.. but I LOVE seeing Christmas fabric in DECEMBER! I want to buy it all.. i am even stalking a site to think about buying more of this... just incase.. you know... so that when I MAKE this quilt I have enough. (no I'm not stock piling.. I'm COLLECTING.. it's called COLLECTING...... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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This is going to be an exciting year of getting to know 12 Designers and learn about them. PLUS they will each do a small MINI project for you this year, how fun is that? 12 mini quilts! Let me introduce you to the group Back row Celine Perkins Valori Wells Joanna Figueroa Ebony Love Lynn Harris Front row Nancy Rink Barb Groves Mary Jacobson Pat Sloan Lower row John Kubiniec Kimberly Jolly Gudrun Erla Bonnie Christine Sara Lawson We had a little fun with Aurifil’s GIANT spools!! Look carefully at the faces… by the way… I’m pretty sure Joanna... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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I asked Craftsy if they would be part of my 12 Days of December Giveaways, and they said YES!! Woohoo! Today I have a review and giveaway of a class by my good friend Jacquie Gering called "Creative Quilting with your Walking Foot". When I ask you what the #1 thing is that you want to do better, it is quilt your own quilt. I am a firm believer that you can and Jacquie's class is an excellent choice for teaching you to effectively use your walking foot. Let's get to it! Jacquie's first career was a teacher, and that... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Time for another Quilt show! You can see the last one HERE.. This time let's share our December Decorating! Quilts, table runners, tree skirts, pillows.. and I'd love to see how you use them! That includes showing me your tree or table or other place you have decoated.. fun fun fun! The is my snowman from New Ideas for Applique. It will never tire of him! He is part of a full quilt. Each block in this quilt can stand on it's own as a single pattern. So fun to do! Buy my book here and I'll sign it! Now... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2014 at Pat Sloan's Blog
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Margie I REALLY get that!! I think many of us are the same.